Yesterday Ashley and I met with an ENT doctor here in Spartanburg and he says that Ellis has a cyst on his salivary gland under his tongue. He will see us again next Thursday to see if it has grown and begin to make a plan from there. The primary treatment for this problem would mean surgically removing the gland all together. Ellis would be fine without the gland, but the procedure is a bit tricky (esp. on a baby). We are a bit nervous about all of this because all three doctors we have seen have said that this is the first case they have seen in a new born. Please pray this week that the duct that is clogged which is causing the cyst would open up and the problem would go away.
Sunday was great! It was a great day to praise God for the gift of our moms. This mother’s day we had even more reasons to celebrate with another son added to our family. We are blessed to have Anderson and Ellis. Anderson sang in the 11am worship at Morningside with the preschool choir (or should I say he stood there and looked cute). After worship we had both of our moms at our house for lunch. It was great to spend the afternoon with our family and enjoying holding Ellis. I am so grateful for Ashley – she is a great mom! God has gifted her for this powerful ministry of being the mom of our two boys. I’m also grateful for my mom and mother-in-law. They are always there for us – especially at times like this with a new one at home. Thanks moms!
Today is Friday, May 12th and we are home from the hospital with Ellis. He is our second precious one that God has blessed us with. He was 9lbs and 6oz and was 21in long. We are all settling into our new home and church in Spartanburg and involved in wonderful ministry at Morningside.